Motha: A Frozen Dessert

Motha is a type of frozen dessert from the Jaunsar region of western Uttarakhand. Motha is unique in the sense that it includes natural fresh snow as one of the most important ingredients. I had this experience when Dr. Anil Dutt Sharma, a native of Jaunsar, invited me to try this local recipe at his residence in Tehri Garhwal.

Alex Bvor Robin (ABR)

The most distinctive memories of my first ever visit of Nepal were from the trans-Himalayan region of this Himalayan nation. However, this post is not about the mountainous landscape but about 3 guys, Alex, Bvor and Robin (ABR) who, in an undecided manner, also happened to be my first travelling companions in Nepal for 5 days. During the time with ABR, I developed a better understanding about Nepali people, Nepali culture (songs to be particular), and socio-political complexities of this nation. Besides that they also helped me to escape the region where I had entered without any legal permit.

Earth: An alien land

Sometimes, the answers appear before the questions. I comprehended this aspect when a question, which never existed in my mind, got instantly fabricated after seeing the bright lights of innumerable electrical lamps, the answer, of the Kangra valley and of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj from Triund, a location which is approximately 2800 meters above the sea... Continue Reading →

If Technology fails

“Which telecom company’s advertisement is this still image from?” This is how my online friend Imrans’s immediate reaction came, who had assumed that the still was downloaded from the webpage of Vodafone or Airtel or any other telecommunication company. For me it was a great compliment. I realized, yes, if I were a professional photographer... Continue Reading →

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